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The Hot Indignation of God

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895861
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0002
The Hot Indignation of God

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African American prophetic thinkers shared ideas that God providentially intended freedom and guided history toward justice. These beliefs raise the issue of suffering’s place in God’s purposes (theodicy). Contrary to views emphasizing acceptance of “redemptive suffering,” prophetic thinkers embraced a less theodical idea of withstanding suffering and ultimate compensatory benefit.

Keywords: Anthony Pinn; Augustinian; “curse of Ham,” Daniel Alexander Payne; God of the Oppressed; Irenaean; John Hick; J. W. E. Bowen; one blood; providence; redemptive suffering; saving history; theodicy; vale of soul-making

Chapter.  12883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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